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  1. Fayetteville Baseball Club LLC - operating as the Buies Creek Astros until they move into a new downtown Fayetteville, NC ballpark in 2019 - has submitted applications to the United States Patent and Trademark Office for protection on the names Fayetteville Fatbacks and Fayetteville Woodpeckers. Those were two of the names that - along with Fayetteville Fly Traps, Fayetteville Jumpers, and Fayetteville Wood Dogs - were part of a "Name the Team" contest that the team conducted last year. Team officials have tentative plans to reveal the name during the week of December 4th.
  2. Names and logos for two more teams in the summer collegiate Expedition League have been revealed. The team in Spearfish, South Dakota has been named the Spearfish Sasquatch, with the team in Dickinson, North Dakota being dubbed the Badlands Big Sticks. Also, the Hastings, Nebraska-based team has confirmed that it will be be known as the Hastings Sodbusters. Logos for all eight of the Expedition League's teams can be found here. Keith Flynn of Flynnagain Productions is responsible for designing the logos of the Aberdeen Hotshots, Casper Horseheads and the Western Nebraska Pioneers. Ross Johnson of Ross Johnson Design Company has been credited with producing the logo for the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs.
  3. North American Pro Soccer 2017

    From the Austin American-Statesman:"'I hear they are striking up a deal with Texas to use Myers Stadium for a few years while a new stadium gets built,' the MLS source said."University of Texas athletic director Mike Perrin indicated his school would be interested in such an arrangement. Myers Stadium has a capacity of 20,000 - in the ballpark for MLS - and alcohol sales are allowed."
  4. North American Pro Soccer 2017

    “As attendance League-wide continues to grow on a record-setting pace, and markets across the country seek to join MLS, Columbus’ situation is particularly concerning. Despite PSV’s significant investments and improvements on and off the field, Columbus Crew SC is near the bottom of the League in all business metrics and the Club’s stadium is no longer competitive with other venues across MLS. The League is very reluctant to allow teams to relocate, but based on these factors, we support PSV’s efforts to explore options outside of Columbus, including Austin, provided they find a suitable stadium location.” - Don Garber, Major League Soccer Commissioner Yay!!! We've made it!!! MLS franchise investor/operators and league leadership are as willing to brazenly extort public dollars from local governments for the purposes of stadium construction as their brethren in MLB, the NBA, the NFL, and the NHL. At long last, Major League Soccer is on-par with North America's "Big Four" pro sports leagues.
  5. The summer collegiate Northwoods League has awarded an expansion team to Hudson, Wisconsin. The St. Croix River Hounds will begin play in 2019. The team's logo package will be unveiled at a fan event in November.
  6. Jacksonville Jaguars rumored for new uniforms in 2018

    In my personal opinion, the Jacksonville Jaguars looked their absolute best sporting the uniforms that they wore during the 1998 through 2001 NFL seasons.
  7. Los Angeles Chargers Brand Discussion

    Personally, I'm of the opinion that a new San Diego-based NFL franchise should be branded as the San Diego Destroyers. It obviously ties into the United States Navy's importance to the economy, history, and identity of the region. Also, the military facility that is now known as Naval Base San Diego was originally established in 1922 as U.S. Destroyer Base, San Diego. Further, Naval Base San Diego is currently home to 15 destroyers, the largest concentration of any one type of vessel at the base. Finally, the name speaks to strength, aggression, and an attacking mindset - all traits that are linked to the sport of football.
  8. More branding news is beginning to flow in from the summer collegiate Expedition League. In addition to the Aberdeen, South Dakota-based Hub City Hotshots unveiling their name and logo package, two other expedition league teams have revealed their names and logos, as well: Casper Horseheads (Casper, WY) Western Nebraska Pioneers (Gering, NE) Additionally, the team based in Hastings, Nebraska has announced that it will be known as the Hastings Sodbusters. Logos are forthcoming. Lastly, The Expedition League teams based in Dickinson, North Dakota and Pierre and Spearfish, South Dakota have narrowed their possible team identities down to the following finalists: Dickinson, ND Badlands Big Sticks Dakota Rattlers Queen City Settlers Western Roughnecks Pierre, SD Pierre Trappers Pierre Prairie Dogs Pierre Ranchers Spearfish, SD Spearfish Batz Spearfish Sasquatch Spearfish Stingers Queen City Royals No word, as yet, on what the Expedition League ball clubs in Brandon, Manitoba; Minot, North Dakota; and Rapid City, South Dakota are going to do with regard to names and logos. It does appear that Keith Flynn of Flynnagain Productions will be creating the logo packages for all of the league's teams.
  9. Portland ECHL Team Unveils Name-the-Team Finalists

    I spoke to a friend who lives in Portland. He and his children attended the event at which the team name was revealed. According to information shared by team management, while the Maine Mariners name is back, a new logo and colors are being adopted. The old logo will be used in some promotions, but the team is looking to marry a fresh visual identity to an old name.As for the results of the Name-the-Team contest, most of the more than 18,000 votes that were cast went to Mariners, with Wild Blueberries finishing "not very far behind" in the words of a team official who spoke with my friend. Watchmen was "well back in third" in the voting, followed by Puffins and Lumberjacks.
  10. Portland ECHL Team Unveils Name-the-Team Finalists

    Team management has announced that the franchise will be dubbed the Maine Mariners.
  11. North American Pro Soccer 2017

    US Soccer Federation Rejects NASL's Division II Application Wes Burdine of soccer website FiftyFive.One is reporting that the United States Soccer Federation has rejected the North American Soccer League's efforts to maintain its second division status. As a result, a number of NASL member-clubs - Indy Eleven, North Carolina FC, California United FC, and a planned expansion franchise in San Diego - are purportedly exploring the option of jumping to the United Soccer League.
  12. Los Angeles Chargers Brand Discussion

    As I said, my experience - with the exception of two trips in 14 years - has been a standard round-trip time between Santa Monica and Coronado of anywhere from 4 hours to 4 hours and 20 minutes. If my experience had been to routinely have the drive clock-in at 5 hours round-trip, I can assure you that I wouldn't be maintaining homes in both cities. One would have been placed on the market a looooooong time ago. Again, I know exactly the window of time in which I need to depart from either city in order to maintain said schedule. Would it be convenient for the purposes of someone traveling to and from Carson or Inglewood in order to support the Chargers? Likely not. Then again, supporting the Chargers hasn't been my reason for traveling between Santa Monica and Coronado.
  13. North American Pro Soccer 2017

    Nashville SC unveiled their logo in September of 2016. LaVar Ball's Big Baller Brand didn't register for trademark protection of the ZO2 shoe brand until February of 2017 and said ZO2 brand wasn't published for opposition by the United States Patent and Trademark office until June of 2017.
  14. Los Angeles Chargers Brand Discussion

    While I'll concede that Southern California traffic can be a bear, I can honestly say that in the 14-plus years that I've maintained footholds in Southern California, I have never had the drive from Santa Monica to Coronado (or, the reverse journey) take longer than 2 hours and 20 minutes. And that's happened twice... both times the result of accidents causing delays. Normally, I can make the trip in somewhere between 2 hours and 2 hours, 10 minutes. It's all about when I choose to get on the road. During the week, I'll set out - in either direction - at 8:00 PM. While I'll hit pockets of traffic at various points along the way, the majority of the trip will be smooth sailing. On the weekends, I can either opt for the 8:00 PM departure, or elect to get on the road sometime between 6:30 AM and 7:30 AM, and have the same results. Perhaps I've just been lucky. I'll now return this thread to its regularly-scheduled discussion of the Los Angeles Chargers' branding.
  15. 2017 CFL Uniforms

    Here's an Argo logo that was utilized, albeit sparingly, during the same mid-to-late-1990s era as the "Jason-Shield" mark. Minus the wordmark-and-wave, I think it could make a great sleeve logo, with the "Jason-Shield" on the helmets. It goes without saying that the team's color scheme would be "Double Blue".